November 18th, 2015
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has already tweeted that he won’t pursue immigration reform while President Obama is in office. Ryan does not trust the president to enforce an amnesty or partial legalization for...
November 5th, 2015
Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) began his term as the youngest Speaker of the House of Representatives in living memory by tweeting “[w]e are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean.” The policy slate that needs the deepest...
October 14th, 2015
Academics and professional economists have critiqued many well known academic papers on immigration in the last year. The first was by Alan de Brauw and Joseph R.D.
October 1st, 2015
Pope Francis asked all Catholics to pray for those “who seek a home where they can live without fear” but went further by actually praising those who help refugees.
September 3rd, 2015
Conservatives are torn over the issue of legalization for illegal immigrants. Some, like Sen. Marco Rubio, support a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, while others, like political scientist Peter Skerry,...
July 15th, 2015
Donald Trump has been losing business left and right because of his harsh rhetoric on immigration. He’s also been gaining in the polls in his bid for the White House.
June 24th, 2015
Texas and California are trying to reform legal migration on their own. The politics in these two states couldn’t be more different, but legislators in both states recently proposed running their own guest-worker visa...
May 28th, 2015
Fom Hillary Clinton’s Nevada speech in favor of immigration reform to Jeb Bush’s unwavering support for it, every presidential candidate in both parties is busy staking out a position on immigration.
April 23rd, 2015
The last time Congress seriously tried to restrict legal immigration was in 1996 - and that effort failed despite the then popularity of such a measure. Such a bill in today’s political environment with substantially less...
November 11th, 2015
Without common ground, and with emotional demands to “deport them all,” we’ll still be debating this four years from now.
October 22nd, 2015
About 5000 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe in 2014 and 2015.
October 7th, 2015
Curtailing legal worker migration and burdening the rest with more regulations channels forced would-be legal immigrants into the black market.
September 3rd, 2015
Trump may have stumbled into an immigration reform that could reach agreement with all spectrums of the Party. A few years back, Trump viewed Romney's self deportation plan as cruel and bad politics. He added that he would...
August 17th, 2015
Some of his proposals are based on assertions that have been broadly debunked. He portrayed undocumented Mexican immigrants as uneducated criminals who have been living off “hundreds of billions” of American taxpayer dollars...
July 2nd, 2015
The New York Times has some wonderful Room for Debate pieces debating whether the American electorate is getting more liberal.
June 18th, 2015
The flow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States has collapsed. The apprehension of illegal immigrants by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the best proxy measurement of the flow of such people, along the...
April 27th, 2015
State Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Reps. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, and Gilbert Peña, R-Pasadena, have all proposed bills to create a guest worker program for Texas.
April 16th, 2015
Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) Washington Post op-ed calls “for an honest discussion on immigration.” He then lays out his case against legal immigration.
March 25th, 2015
While the economic need for substantive immigration reform is crystal clear, politics and partisanship have fogged the issue. Disruptive factions within both parties in Congress have prevented the advancement of any...